When it comes to what children can dream to achieve, the sky (Aakash) should be the limit. But this may not be possible with disease, hunger, and poverty robbing children in the developing world of hope and potential. A $50 tablet computer though can improve their odds.

Suneet Singh Tuli believes his invention can level the playing field for children in developing countries. Mr. Tuli’s $50 tablet computer, which runs on the Andriod operating system and is charged by a built-in solar charger, in four hours, can expose children in developing countries to the same resources enjoyed by others in the developed world. More importantly, he is willing to build and distribute his tablet computers in Pakistan.

A laptop in the hands of every school going child seems like an impossible goal, especially when its price exceeds the monthly, and in some cases, the annual household income. This has contributed to the great digital divide between the rich and the poor. Mr. Tuli’s tablet computers (named Aakash by the Indian government, and commercially sold as ‘UbiSlate’ by Datawind) can help bridge the divide. Governments in developing countries (in Pakistan, read Shahbaz Sharif) should take note.

Mr. Tuli posing with Aakash.
Mr. Tuli posing with Aakash.

Millions of children in Pakistan who should be in school are not. Those who are fortunate to attend schools are receiving inadequate education with teachers imparting a curriculum laced with errors. The Internet, the world’s largest library, allows learners to research and have a second opinion on curriculum. A $50 tablet computer can put a library in reach of hundreds of millions in the developing world.

Mr. Tuli’s company, DataWind, aims to disrupt the education landscape for the three billion at the bottom of the pyramid. I met him earlier in the week when he visited Ryerson University. “I am willing to build the laptop in Pakistan to provide local economic benefits, in addition to making an affordable technology available to the next generation of learners”, he told me. DataWind supports domestic manufacturing in countries that adopt its products.

With endorsement from the UN for his award winning innovation, one would think that governments will be queuing up to get this product in the hands of learners. Surprisingly, only a dozen or so countries have done so to date. It appears that bureaucracies in developing countries have decided to stand between the opportunities and those hungry for learning and scholarship.

Mr. Tuli with Ban Ki Moon holding Aakash.
Mr. Tuli with Ban Ki Moon holding Aakash.

Mr. Tuli, a civil engineering graduate from the University of Toronto, grew up in Alberta. Between him and his brother, they hold several patents that are likely to create many more innovative solutions for learners. His motivation for his tablet computer: “I want the same opportunities for other children that I have for mine.”

Many have erroneously compared Aakash with the iPad and other more expensive laptops and have then come up with a long list of what Aakash may not be able to do. Such comparisons are misplaced, to say the least. First, Aakash is not designed to be the iPad killer. Instead, it is designed to put affordable computing in the hands of those who will otherwise have no chance of getting on the information highway. Second, iPad and its competitors are designing products for the conspicuous consumers where profit is the primary motive. Aakash is aimed at improving literacy across the globe.

The other part of the learning puzzle is access to the Internet. That’s where the governments can play their role. Why not revive libraries as a learning resource for the masses. Make education a priority and put in place a library for every 200,000 people. Instead of stocking shelves with books, the libraries should provide seating space, electricity, inexpensive Internet, and tablet computers on loan to be used within the library.

Every library in the public school system, though few exist, could be used for the purpose. At the same time, space could be repurposed from public schools and colleges for the same. Even the private sector could be mobilised to build libraries that the government can partly subsidise and the rest can come from user fees.

Mr. Tulli’s DataWind is working on solutions to provide cheap Internet. Their research team in Canada has devised methods to reduce network load and improve speed by 10-times for mobile network data.

Despite their demonstrated success with innovation, Mr. Tuli and Aakash have their supporters and detractors. However, Mr. Tuli or Aakash should not be the focus. Instead, the focus should be on providing quality education through innovative means to those who cannot do so otherwise.

An affordable tablet computer for the average household has a far greater chance of improving learning than the pricey laptops provincial governments have been doling out in Pakistan. With technologies like Aakash, the sky comes closer to those who want to reach it.


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Murtaza Haider is a Toronto-based academic and the director of Regionomics.com.



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Ravi
Jul 25, 2013 05:26pm

If only India, Pak and other South Asian countries come together to create new innovative products it will bring so much joy in the life of millions. A greater economic cooperation will make us grow and raise standard of living. I feel so sad the way western world looks at us. Poor, dirty people who want to settle in their lands. We are better than that. We have the best minds, thinkers, writers, artists and what not. I dream of South Asia becoming the Shaheen of the globe.

raw is war
Jul 25, 2013 05:37pm

Since the product was made in India, Nope. I GUESS

arif
Jul 25, 2013 05:49pm

Open the mind, the world will open their door to you.

This is the age of education, and if the muslim religious leaders have not recognised this so far, they will do irrepairable damage to the muslims.

By the way, muslims of the world has already missed the bus. Hope they do not miss whatever is left.

Leaders of the muslim world, please wake up.

Ranga
Jul 25, 2013 05:56pm

Murtaza,

It will be difficult for our governments to approve this initiative because internet opens a vast store of data that allows children to think for themselves. For most governments, this is dangerous because thinking leads to questioning.

Rao
Jul 25, 2013 06:44pm

Another remarkable apparatus if made available at affordable cost to bring education to children, will bring positive changes in the society- any society. That is what is needed and curious little children will explore more and more and itis a sort of lighting and dispelling the darkness!

Well done, Murtaza popularizing these instruments of progress.

BRR
Jul 25, 2013 07:21pm

Technology has seldom been the criteria for commercial success - it is the service it provides, the ease of use, and the cachet. Creating a new innovative product is easy, sustaining it commercially and making it viable as a business is an entirely different story. Mr. Tuli will find success only if the service he provides, and the ease of use are great.

G.A.
Jul 25, 2013 07:42pm

Brilliant idea. I bet that if it were a Chinese product then it would have already flooded the market in Pakistan. Mr. Tullis offer of setting up manufacturing in Pakistan is commendable and should be considered.

H.Ali
Jul 25, 2013 07:46pm

It is great article for education of poor people..........a true Pakistani article

ramesh
Jul 25, 2013 08:27pm

great thought

John
Jul 25, 2013 08:40pm

If the Govt. is going to forbid Internet access to the truth - no tablet will help change the thinking in Madrassas.

Javad
Jul 25, 2013 08:51pm

Why not encourage local production. As far as I know Pakistan Aeronautical Complex KAMRA and INNAVTEK International (H.K.) is co-producing laptops and tablets.

Arvind
Jul 25, 2013 09:01pm

in photo , the little girl really very cute , just like a angel , God bless her

akram
Jul 25, 2013 09:01pm

If the inventor is willing to share know-how of how to build the item, it could be built in Pakistan and renamed if necessary. If Tuli truly wants this as an educational tool then perhaps he will be willing to help educate more of our children through this. If not, this is not rocket science I have no doubt a Pakistani engineer could build something similar either using android or possibly using the British Rapsberry Pi computer (the worlds smallest pc).

Bilal
Jul 25, 2013 09:17pm

Murtaza, why not build some schools before distributing useless tablets to our children? Hope Shahbaz Shareef doesn't waste another 70 billion rupees on this idea.

Secondly, if we MUST give tablets to our children, then for your kind information Pakistan Aviation Complex (PAC), Kamra is also manufacturing tablets. Specs and price wise, these are much better and will also boost national economy.

illawarrior
Jul 25, 2013 09:41pm

So why can't Americans, Europeans, Canadians, Australians etc buy a tablet for $50??

illawarrior
Jul 25, 2013 09:45pm

A $50 tablet? Bring it on!!!! Apple, Microsoft and Google will go bankrupt

illawarrior
Jul 25, 2013 09:52pm

I am not aware of any country in the world that has a $50 tablet, so it is unlikely that Pakistan will be a world leader In such things. However, the cost of hardware is only part of the issue ... a tablet is not much use without internet connectivity .... how much does that cost?

Khan
Jul 25, 2013 10:05pm

Beware, it should not be yet another scam like; laptops, and a PC named "Mango". Distributor will collect the money without providing any after sales support and last but not the least "bandwidth" which indeed will adversely impact internet capacity. Better we should understand cost-benefit first and think twice before it results as "Jaati Umran" , "Raiwind" "Bilawal House" and Mr. Malik - the land grabber in Islamabad.

Moiz
Jul 25, 2013 10:27pm

I bet that if Pakistanis provided with adequate support can develop better and more cheaper tablets. But the thing that lack is "Peace", "Policy development planning" and "Direction of funds at the right place".

Moiz
Jul 25, 2013 10:29pm

@Ranga: I agree with you...Lets keep finger crossed that one day our government realizes the importance of freedom of speech, opinion and thoughts

Jamil
Jul 25, 2013 10:38pm

I wish Shahbaz Sharif reads this article. Qaim Ali shah is too old for this stuff.

vinit
Jul 25, 2013 10:40pm

@raw is war: read carefully . he is ready to produce in pakistan if permitted...so no india hand or leg in it ..

Nasser Ali Khan
Jul 25, 2013 11:11pm

Thank you for such inspiring reporting. What can be better than this miracle? Knowledge access and the thirst to learn will grow in leaps and bounds. But will it happen? No is the realistic answer. Do you think our politicians and other powerful elite of Pakistan (and other poor nations) would be stupid enough to allow this, let alone encourage it? Doing so will reduce the elite's stranglehood on the masses as they learn and learn their rights to fight for justice. Knowledge makes you think, especially when it comes from multiple sources. After all someone's else's opinion which you may not agree with is also knowledge as it tells you how others think. I sincerely hope I am proved wrong and the idea becomes a fruitful reality Inshallah. Hats off to Mr Tuli and people like him.

NotReallyNeeded
Jul 25, 2013 11:24pm

That students of IIT were also involved in the Aakash tablet project has been completely ignored in the article :o

Tahir
Jul 25, 2013 11:41pm

The chance will surely be missed again. It is country where people like engineer waqar are praised for their logic and people like Dr. Atta and Hoodbhoy's Words are disregarded. In addition, anything developed by non-muslims are considered as non-islamic or an effort to wipe off Muslims from the World.

Parvez
Jul 26, 2013 12:54am

My wife uses a ' Takhti ' ............ a 7" tablet works on the Android system and works pretty well. Developed and produced by our Air Force engineers. Draw back is the price at USD 110/- ( about PkRs 11,000) but I suppose if promoted its price could come down.

victor
Jul 26, 2013 01:09am

@raw is war: Do Children really care where Aakash is made?

usman
Jul 26, 2013 01:40am

great idea. It is basically a chinese tablet with akaash stickers. going straight to our chinese friends will get it even cheaper by cutting the middle man. but great idea for education indeed.

BRR
Jul 26, 2013 01:49am

@Ravi: First let the be able to feed their own people, then let them provide some means of earning - forget about all that Shaheen stuff - make sure people have water to drink.

Azalik
Jul 26, 2013 02:15am

Does this 'product' exist? like that Nano car I had heard it was just a dream ... at least not as bad as the Nano burning itself.

juni
Jul 26, 2013 02:23am

@Ravi:

we've bunch of conflicts averting us from innovations.I'm pretty sure Nations of both countries Pakistan and India are will to do work for the common interests to better show our calliber of intelligence and brillian and it'll be good bilatteral relations for both countries.

irfan iftekhar
Jul 26, 2013 02:44am

@Ravi:I fully agree with you. But alas our politician donot agree with their masses. And yes, the world knows that once this subcontinent get too close what is going to happen to their monopolies.

Har
Jul 26, 2013 03:14am

@raw is war: It is a Canadian Product.

Aakash Gowda
Jul 26, 2013 03:22am

Funny, Aakash is my name. It is nice of Indians to do this.

Zack
Jul 26, 2013 03:26am

The Android tablet for $50 is commonly available from china. The product advertised in this article is not a big thing. Just search in the internet, one may find tones of different android tablets less costly than $50. Please stop advertising in Pakistan. Thanks.

bangash
Jul 26, 2013 05:17am

Since its made in India it will be immediately banned and instead "PAK-1" tablet will be promoted.

Editor Rupee News
Jul 26, 2013 06:20am

Aakish has a Chinese design/board/guts. Why use the product with an Indian label? Why dont we use the original Chinese product which is cheaper

vinit
Jul 26, 2013 07:11am

@raw is war: he is saying can be made in pakistan

kk
Jul 26, 2013 08:10am

will paki govt allow indian product to be used in Pakistan? Isn't it a so called "CULTURAL" invasion from enemy?? Especially when u know(??) that ur roots are from middle east..

Baluch
Jul 26, 2013 08:17am

Mr. Tulli, you make all of us Civil Engineers ever so proud of you - for your technical genius and your love of humanity! And Mr. Murtaza, thank you for bringing yet another positive idea to the table. If you start a program for $50 donations for these tablets, please count me in on this creative idea that would play an important role in modernizing rural education in Pakistan.

Raza
Jul 26, 2013 08:27am

@Ravi: well said Ravi. God bless you and all the millions of like minded South Asians

Ravi Ingale from University of Pune
Jul 26, 2013 09:30am

Aakash(Hindi word means - the Sky) tablet invented in India (Silicon valley of Bangalore) and in whole article Bangalore or India is not mentioned. Amazing.

Siddhu
Jul 26, 2013 09:44am

@Ravi: We have the best minds and still we are poor. Why?

Hassan
Jul 26, 2013 11:18am

I think its a very good vision and I think Pakistani Government should allow Mr. Tuli to build and distribute this tablet in Pakistan to provide learning opportunities to young Pakistanis. I hope that this goodwill gesture by our Indian friend is promoted with good intent by both media and government. This will only benefit us and our children.

Shakeel
Jul 26, 2013 11:20am

@Ravi: Ravi, bless you. This is what I always thought should be made possible. At least we should be able to make a common market of the Indian sub-continent..

Hassan
Jul 26, 2013 11:22am

@Ravi: Dear Ravi, I think that Mr. Tuli has given a hope for many pakistani children and their parents to have affordable tablet. You are right we are better than our present outlook. Its high time for Pakistan and India to move forward to build stronger ties between them....

Hasham Malik
Jul 26, 2013 11:41am

Its worth pointing out that PAC also makes such cheap tablets along with local software expertise in Android OS could help build similar solution as provided by Datawind, Yet Chief minister Shehbaz Sharif has chosen to give profits to multinational giants like Dell / HP by buying their substandard cheap laptops instead of benefiting any home grown technology companies.

Nemah
Jul 26, 2013 12:21pm

Wow! This technology can change the future of South Asian countries! Hope the government makes use of this opportunity soon. Education is the only sane way to combat terrorism. Lots of prayers for Suneet Singh Tuli and his team.

Visitor
Jul 26, 2013 12:46pm

@Arvind: Sure sir. Let god bless all the kids irrespective of their external beauty. All kids are gentle, pure at heart and beautiful.

krypton
Jul 26, 2013 02:17pm

@Hassan: you could easily get a better tablet at 70 dollars in pakistan its not a problem but the problem is the strategy for poor starta should be different

krypton
Jul 26, 2013 02:19pm

@victor: its a useless tablet with no speakers and a poor interface a 70 dollar chinese tablet easily available in pakistan (i have used) is better option

Pakistani
Jul 26, 2013 02:54pm

Such tablets are already available in Pakistan starting from $20. I dont think "aakash" is needed we are pretty happy with our own "Aasman"

Jawad U Rahman
Jul 26, 2013 03:02pm

I'm not sure what the earth shattering thing about Aakash is? In USA, I can get a fully featured Android tablet with wifi, 1.2MP camera and capacitive screen for $50. For example here: http://bit.ly/12oK1zM

These tablet PCs are now a commodity and there are thousands of Chinese companies mass producing them, their prices will continue to drop further. Remember calculators of 80s? Instead of our Airforce trying to produce the tablets, we should partner with a Chinese manufacturer, and get these made in bulk for our schools - should not cost more the $30 a pop.

Aakash
Jul 26, 2013 03:40pm

@usman: The iPad is also manufactured in China. That is the low end of the value chain. Designing is the hard part. Aakash is designed by Indians. Like iPad is designed by Americans. By your logic, China should be able to manufacture iPads too. Looks like your anti-India bias is clouding your judgement.

P.Mishra
Jul 26, 2013 04:33pm

@akram: Why rename it? Is the product not acceptable in Pakistan because of the name which spounds like a sanskrit OR Hindi word?

Ali Farid
Jul 26, 2013 04:46pm

Read Indian articles about datawind and their product. It's a toy and a pretty bad one. Are they even out in India yet?

dalbir
Jul 26, 2013 05:00pm

@raw is war: Mr Tuli is a CANADIAN Citizen & Aakash is a CANADIAN Product

Seedoo
Jul 26, 2013 05:45pm

What Mr. Tuli and others have done to lower the cost of computers for children of the third world countries like Pakistan is truly commendable. However, I do want to point out to all my friends is that placing computers in the hand of kids does not automatically mean education for everyone. The fact is that most people use these devices as toys (games, social media, IMs, etc.) and nothing more than that. I have been a computer professional for more than 23 years, and I know that a computer is a means to an end, not an end by itself. In other words it is a tool. Learning how to use a computer is vocational training. The real purpose of education is to learn how to: a) read, b) write, c) think, and d) be a leader. The first two are important to communicate, while the third one teaches them how to think (not what to think), which includes: objectivity, critical thinking, analytical skills, and trouble shooting skills. The last one includes planning, organizing, managing people, and being a visionary and being a dreamer on how to change the world. These have been taught without computers before, and now computers can make it accessible for everyone and make the content delivery more efficient and ubiquitous.

If we simply place computers in the hands of uneducated children without building proper school system and staffing it with competent and compassionate teachers, the result will be nothing but more hazardous waste, not unlike plastic shopping bags, being dumped on our streets. Remember, terrorists in Pakistan know how to use computers and social media better than the 90% of our population, and the results are there for everyone to see.

SK
Jul 26, 2013 06:19pm

This is good news. However the Devil is in developing the appropriate apps, then it will be a good educational tool. In India IIT Bombay is developing the apps. With many Pakistani IT companies already developing commercial mobile apps it should be possible in Pakistan too ...provided some of it is done pro bono...

arif
Jul 26, 2013 06:42pm

@akram: what are you waiting for?

canadian
Jul 26, 2013 06:44pm

This laptop idea has failed in developing and third world nation. its another marketing tool. There are studies that show thta the $100 laptop that came about a a number of yrs ago did not fly because these children need basic education before the laptop. Laptop without internet is useless, without electricity to charge is useless, and with out apps is useless. A laptop without a teacher to teach,explain and understand knowledge from content is USELESS. I am sorry but the author should have done a comparative analysis on this instead of jumping the bandwagon.

Jekyll
Jul 26, 2013 06:57pm

@Ali Farid: yes they are! Version 2 is currently out and being distributed across the nations schools for free- Version 1 wasn't all that great.

Mandeep
Jul 26, 2013 06:56pm

@Jawad U Rahman: Author is talking about the utility of product at its current price. If the prices of other similar products will come down...so will be Akash's..now that is earth shattering for you. @Editor Rupee News, Every third electronic product available across the globe has Chinese components...it doesn't mean it is Chinese product. You can design your product and get it made in China for low costs. Where you think Apple products are made ? @Zack, No one is advertising in Pakistan as you can't buy anything. Your thinking is so twisted that you have become paranoid that whole world is out to harm great Islamic Republic of Pakistan. YOu totally misunderstood the context in which Murtaza wrtote this article.

Sridhar
Jul 26, 2013 08:09pm

One has to cautiously evaluate the effectiveness of ideas such as "one child-one computer". The experience in India with Aakash has been well short of original claims. However, with proper support from educators, kids can and will achieve a lot. I would refer the readers to a TED talk by Sugata Mitra on Building a School in Cloud. Do not underestimate what kids can learn and do.

http://www.ted.com/talks/sugatamitrabuildaschoolinthe_cloud.html

kashah
Jul 26, 2013 09:19pm

The Author has not shown the dak side of this project. Please read the Akash Fiasco

http://qz.com/39978/is-indias-ultra-cheap-aakash-tablet-doomed/

piyush
Jul 26, 2013 10:58pm

@Azalik: that nano dream which ur saying is a reality now....come and see it for yourself on the indian roads..

Nish
Jul 27, 2013 12:01am

@P.Mishra: If people in Pakistan will be more comfortable with different name, why not change it? What difference does it make? The important point is the reach for kids who do not have a good source of education or information. Think about it if they do not have a teacher or can't tell a concept, they can learn from many free sources available for kids. One is Khansacadamy.com which is extremely good for anybody.

ASinUS
Jul 27, 2013 01:45am

@Bilal:

You need to see the work done by Sugata Mitra http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ks8D3WE-PbM. HIs experiment with "Hole in the Wall" computer proved that kids don't really require an adult supervision when it comes to learning, all they need is a medium to quench their curiosity. As Mark Twain has famously put "I never let my schooling interfere with my education"

Khalid
Jul 27, 2013 02:39am

Murtaza has rightly mentioned at the end "However, Mr. Tuli or Aakash should not be the focus. Instead, the focus should be on providing quality education through innovative means to those who cannot do so otherwise." Similar tablet may be produced for less but we should be focusing on providing the content not simply internet.

Muhammad asad
Jul 27, 2013 02:56am

How can a civil engineer make a computer?

What patents does Tuli have? His last company made large size printers!

Data wind is based in Canada, how many products had he sold in Canada?

Why did IIT Rajistan reject their products? Why did their first manufacturer take them to court?

congress government in India is known for corruption! Tuli is a real Tally!

The author should have either done full due diligence on them or at least have given a complete picture of the reception of this drama tablet in India.

Very promotional and one sided article.

Just search the Internet for more news, reviews and comments about akash from Indian newspapers, web blogs etc.

Tirang
Jul 27, 2013 03:21am

@Pakistani: Amazing Comment. Now we have the "2 Tablet" Theory!! Pakistanis will have Aasman and Indians will have Aaakash.

And the Bangladeshis will have ?? (You must be knowing the bengali word considering your "2 Tablet Theory" prowess! :-) )

Hadeed Ashfaque
Jul 27, 2013 03:29am

I'm not sure why you're so openly advertising the Aakash tablet, when the PAC-KAMRA manufactures perfectly usable and easily available tablets by the name of PACPAD, and it's models also include the Android 4.0 running Takhti 7. Why must you push for something across the border and harm our own industry? Why can you not see that the products we have, that are already available in the market to anyone, will make a better contribution to the Pakistani society as a whole. As a means to an education to the poor, and as a strong positive contributor to our faltering economy? It's time the media took up a responsible role of promoting local industries rather than hoping for better cross-border relations by promoting products that will only benefit our neighbours in the long run.

And also, children don't need tablets to learn. They need better schools, well paid teachers, access to books and libraries. What good is a tablet to a child who does not know how to read? How can the parents of a child afford to give their child a fragile piece of technology that they might have to replace as soon it breaks, when they can't even afford the feed their families sufficiently. Rather than looking at it as a way to open the world of technology to our children, maybe you should look at it from a logical perspective.

Hrleen
Jul 27, 2013 03:30am

@dalbir: Please tell us what does "Aakash" means in Canada ...in English or French ?

Zulfiqar Ali Jhammat
Jul 27, 2013 05:47am

This would certainly lead Khadm-e- Aala to bridging the divide in Punjab at least,,Thanks for sharing.

John
Jul 27, 2013 05:53am

@akram: Pakistan can build anything and everything.But they dont.Why?????.Think!!!

EQ8Rhomes
Jul 27, 2013 06:14am

Hats off to Dr. Murtaza Haider! Are the leaders of the countries whose 3 billion children need Aakash, paying attention? The MOST serious problem for these children is that the leaders don't want educated and free-thinking children to alter the socio-economic and political map, and pull the rug from under the smug elite! Hats off to inventor Suneet S. Tuli, too, and the national leaders who are paying attention.

EQ8Rhomes
Jul 27, 2013 06:17am

@Pakistani: Nose out of joint--from false pride, I bet!

EQ8Rhomes
Jul 27, 2013 06:21am

@Hassan: As soon as the fanatics and land-grabbing generals decide it is time to rebuild Pakistan, all good things will happen there.

EQ8Rhomes
Jul 27, 2013 06:24am

@Har: Success has many fathers , and mothers!

dr vimal raina
Jul 27, 2013 08:22am

@akram;

Maybe the choice of names could be between Ghori, Ghaznavi, Shaheen or maybe Haft.

Parivel
Jul 27, 2013 01:28pm

@Raza: Dear Raza, Really, I was under the impression that, every pakistani is bad. The social network is making us to understand that, there are some bad peoples among good peoples. Let us give up the bad things including not worthy beliefs & move forward with economics

PAKISTAN
Jul 27, 2013 02:24pm

@John: Who is going to change the mindsets of American/Nato Killers and invaders first...........More than 3 Million Muslims have been killed by their nefariuos designs. These dogs are the biggest threat to humanity not mullahs. Its just your brainwashed arrogance.

Adnan Zia
Jul 27, 2013 03:42pm

@Pakistani: Cannot agree more!

Adnan Zia
Jul 27, 2013 03:55pm

I don't know what reason in hell we have to buy an Indian product when so many cheaper options are available from China.Having experienced an Indian manufactured Nokia mobile, I am pretty happy to go Chinese and advice every one to take my advice. Either you make Pakistani product, which is not far and perhaps of better quality although the luckless Pakistani products and manufacturers are not supported by the Pakistani Government and our great media , or you can safely keep buying standard but cheap products available in current market..

sunny
Jul 27, 2013 04:10pm

@krypton: plz dont compare oranges n apples, both are round we know that ... ha ha

sunny
Jul 27, 2013 04:17pm

@Ali Farid: available on line n in shops too visit http://akashtablet.com Need some, plz start somewhere

arif
Jul 27, 2013 04:24pm

@Aakash:

This is the problem with Pakistanis. Irrartional people. In case some Pakistanis are not aware, people of pakistan are buying Indian meicines as they are ten times cheaper than the local medicines, and they are watching hindi movies even thoiugh Usman would not like it. Silly people of a silly country.

mamamia
Jul 28, 2013 05:16am

@Parvez: I thought that thing was called "vibe"

salil
Jul 28, 2013 12:15pm

@Ali Farid: I ageree with you..this toy is underdevelopment for a few years, it's like any other thing made by India..cheap in quality....